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New TMS Technician Welcomes Patients in Dublin

Our Dublin clinic is now open and TMS Technician Rio is delighted to welcome new and existing patients for transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment.  Rio is the latest recruit to our Dublin TMS treatment centre and is looking forward to helping patients on their recovery journeys. Rio, TMS Technician Rio joins with impeccable credentials, including a degree […]

Dublin TMS Clinic Temporary Close

Temporary Closure From Friday 20th November Our Dublin clinic will be temporarily closed from Friday 20th November and transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments will be suspended until we are able to reopen in spring 2021. However, our friendly team of TMS experts are still available to assist and are contactable via phone, email and contact form. […]

Our Dublin TMS Clinic is Now Open!

Smart TMS is delighted to confirm that the Dublin transcranial magnetic stimulation clinic is now fully open. COVID-19 has meant that the clinic was forced to close for a few months and therefore unable to provide the normal treatments for depression, addiction and other mental health conditions. Rather than fully closing, we’ve focused on helping […]

Why Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)? Video

TMS Expert, Professor Alex O’Neill Kerr MBCHB, FCPSYCH (SA), FRCPSYCH Professor Alex O’Neill Kerr is a consultant psychiatrist with clinical interests in depression and bipolar disorder. As Professor in neuromodulation, he is one of the leading experts in TMS treatment.  In this short video, he provides a simple and clear explanation of the benefits of […]

Lockdown Rise In Alcohol Consumption, Ireland

Drinkaware, an Irish charity dedicated to helping prevent and reduce alcohol misuse, have released worrying data showing a rise in alcohol consumption since the lockdown came into effect. Their report shows: A quarter of those asked were drinking more since the start of lockdown, while another quarter are drinking less 52% are drinking at least […]

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Helpline Extended

Smart TMS has announced that its FREE Mental Health Support Helpline is to be extended.  The company established the service in March to help people whose mental health is affected by Coronavirus. Mental Health Concerns One of the big concerns about the pandemic is that it could have far reaching consequences for mental health. Lockdown […]

BBC Stories: ‘Cure My OCD’ Case Study

BBC Stories featured Smart TMS in their case study of a client with severe OCD.  Obsessive compulsive disorder, is a form of anxiety disorder that severely impacts lives. It’s estimated that around 3% of the population of Ireland suffer from the condition. Connor suffers from such severe OCD that he believes he has fatally injured someone […]

56% of Irish Men Use Alcohol As Coping Mechanism

New Drinkaware figures have shown that over half of Irish men admit to drinking alcohol to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression; or to forget about problems. 46% of Irish women admitted the same reliance on alcohol as a coping mechanism.

International Men’s Health Week

10-16th June is International Men’s Health Week this week, an event designed to help improve male physical and mental health through greater awareness of the issues. Men are notoriously reluctant to talk but the lack of awareness and understanding means that treatment is often delayed. The fact is that men are still dying younger than […]

HSE Mental Health Referral Delays in Dublin

The HSE has sent a letter to GPs saying community health service referrals for mental health patients were to be suspended until later in the year. “I regret to inform you that due to the high referral numbers the service for primary care mental health has been suspended in Raheny, Donaghmede  Edenmore and Kilbarrack until […]

Gay Times: LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

Leading LGBTQ publication Gay Times raises awareness of the need to talk more openly about mental health in the LGBTQ community in its recent article.  The feature explains that LGBTQ people are more susceptible to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, which in turn makes them statistically at higher risk of dangers such […]